Results tagged “complementarianism” from Reformation21 Blog

The Eternal Subordination of the Son Debate: Concluding Reflections (Part 1)

Article by   April 2017
In an online context, where conversations move at a breakneck speed, we so often fail to carve out time for proper deliberation and reflection. After the firestorm of one debate has passed, we can swiftly move on to the... continue

Masculinity and the Priority of Love

Article by   October 2016
If you were asked to identify the primary quality which defines a true man of God in his specific relation to a true woman of God - distinctively within the marriage relationship - what one-word answer might you give? What... continue

Why Complementarianism Remains Important

Article by   September 2016
Recent months have seen considerable controversy among conservative Christians around the topic of complementarianism, arising mainly from a false analogy between the subordination of wives to husbands and that of God the Son to God the Father. Depending on... continue

Desiring to Rule Over Genesis 3:16

Article by   September 2016
There are a number of reasons why I have been following with great interest the debate over the ESV's recent change of translation of Genesis 3:16 (see this and this). First, it is clear that the complementarianism debate will necessarily... continue

Wisdom and Biblical Principles of Complementarianism

Article by   July 2016
Our little corner of the internet has been ablaze over the past several months with posts and articles about the Trinity and complementarianism. A number of individuals have raised concerns about certain segments of the church allowing chauvinism (e.g. sanctified testosterone, soap bubble submission) and... continue

A Survey of Male-Only Ordination in Key New Testament Texts

Article by   June 2016
There can be little doubt that in years to come, when historians look back on our generation, the challenge of cultural pressure on the church will loom large. First, the theory of evolution challenged the Christian doctrine of God as... continue

The Eternal Subordination of the Son Controversy: The Debate so Far

Article by   June 2016
The most recent eruption of the eternal subordination of the Son controversy began with a couple of provocative posts by Liam Goligher, pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, over on Aimee Byrd's Housewife Theologian blog.    Goligher's posts sharply criticized... continue

Some Thoughts on the Current Complementarian Trinitarian Civil War

Article by   June 2016
Many of you are no doubt aware of the current controversy within the Reformed complementarian community about the issue of grounding male and female roles of subordination in the inner-Trinitarian life of the Godhead. The desire to establish the rationale... continue

4 Approaches to a Balanced Complementarianism

Article by   May 2016
I have been following the concerns raised over at the Mortification of Spin with respect to imbalances in the practice and teaching of biblical complementarianism (I think particularly of some of Aimee Byrd's posts - here and here).  I have long... continue

"In Eden's sinless garden"

Article by   January 2013
7 6. 7 6 (St. Alphege)In Eden's sinless gardenA man and woman stood,Each crafted in God's image,And both entirely good.The serpent entered Eden,And entered both their hearts;And neither did resist him,Fell to his fiery darts.So Adam's abdicationWas punished by the... continue
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